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Michael S. Katzke

Michael S. Katzke

Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP

New York, NY, USA

Michael Katzke is a founding partner of Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP.   He counsels chief executive officers and other senior executives, as well as public and private companies and their boards of directors and compensation committees, on a wide range of executive compensation related matters. In over 25 years of practice, Michael has had broad experience in connection with complex compensation negotiations related to mergers and acquisitions and other private and public business combinations, including numerous representations of both private equity funds and senior management in going private transactions.

Prior to founding Katzke & Morgenbesser, Michael was a partner in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and of counsel to the Bachelder Law Firm, an executive compensation boutique. He has written frequently on executive compensation issues for various publications.

Michael has been featured in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and New York Super Lawyers. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Make-A-Wish of Metro New York. Michael and his wife Susan reside in New York City and Sagaponack with their 10-year old twins, Ethan and Hannah.


New York University School of Law (J.D., 1984; LL.M Tax, 1988)

State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., 1980, Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions:

New York State, 1985


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